Palo Alto Networks Announces New Next-Generation Firewalls

Palo Alto Networks Announces New Next-Generation Firewalls

With their PAN-OS 11.0 Nova announcement, Palo Alto Networks have announced the release of five, new fourth-generation ML-Powered Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) that bring PAN-OS 11.0 Nova and its ability to help stop highly evasive threats to every part of your customers’ organizations – from the smallest branch offices to the largest campuses and data centers.

For large campus locations and data centers, they are launching the highest performing, fixed-form factor 2RU PA-5440. This platform increases the performance of the PA-5400 Series up to 61.5 Gbps of Threat Prevention throughput, over a 2x increase over PA-5260. The PA-5440 is designed to perform in large campus locations and data centers where your Zero Trust architecture dictates the need for complete content inspection at Layer 7.

The new PA-1400 Series, with two models delivering 9.5 Gbps and 6.8 Gbps App-ID performance, offers up to 5x the performance and 7x the session capacity compared to the previous generation. The PA-1400 Series is ideal for protecting large branch locations and small enterprise campuses with support for virtual systems (VSYS), high-speed 5 Gbps copper ports (mGig ports), fiber ports and Power over Ethernet (PoE). Power over Ethernet (PoE) powers downstream devices, such as access points, IP cameras and IP phones, without the need for additional supporting infrastructure.

Two new models in the PA-400 Series (the PA-445 and PA-415) will bring the flexibility of fiber and Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports to distributed enterprises and small and medium businesses. Both models offer enterprise-grade resiliency with redundant power inputs, local log storage and a highly reliable fanless design.

The new innovations in PAN-OS 11.0 Nova are immediately available on all of our supported ML-Powered Next-Generation Firewalls.

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Please contact your local Exclusive Networks Key Account Manager to learn more about the newest generation of Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewalls and the newest software release, PAN-OS 11.0 Nova.